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Julia "Julie" B. Adams

January 7, 1940 — May 15, 2024

Poland

Poland- Julia B. "Julie" Adams, 84, passed away peacefully watching the birds outside her window with her family by her side on Wednesday, May 15, 2024. 

Julie was born January 7, 1940 in Youngstown, Ohio, a daughter of  the late James Beeghly and Josephine (Hall) Beeghly. 

She graduated from Poland Seminary High School in 1958 and earned a bachelor's degree in library science from Mount Union College, where she met her husband of 47 years and began a new journey on the east coast.  

Julie was a children's librarian at the Public Library of New York in the Bronx. She later worked as a nurse's aide for several nursing homes in Rhode Island for over 20 years, retiring in 1995.   

She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Newport, Rhode Island and Beavertail Lighthouse Museum Association in Jamestown, RI. Some of Julie's favorite pastimes included sailing with her husband on their sailboat the "Perseverance," volunteering and performing at the Jamestown Community Theater, cooking for family and friends, always trying new recipes. Julie was a kind soul and she loved animals. As a young woman, Julie loved to ride her horse, and as an adult, she always shared her home with a dog or two.

Julie was a devoted wife, mother, sister, and became a foster parent to Valode, a foreign exchange student for over three years. She always had a positive attitude, an incredible strength and perseverance, and kind words for anyone she encountered. 

Julie leaves to carry on her memory, her son, Charles "Charley" (Corrie) Adams of Bessemer, PA; two brothers, Joel Beeghly of Bessemer, PA, and James (Beverly) Beeghly of Chico, CA; a sister, Jeannie McNear of Washington, VA; her foreign exchange student, Valode; and her soul sister, Colleen of Jamestown, RI.  

Besides her parents, Julie was preceded in death by her husband, Robert H. Adams, who preceded her in death on May 12, 2010; sister-in-law, Mary Jane Beeghly; and brother-in-law, Richard McNear.    

Family and friends may call on Tuesday, May 21, 2024, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Cunningham-Becker Funeral Home, 270 N. Main Street in Poland and on Wednesday, May 22, 2024, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at the Chapel of Friendly Bells at the Trinity United Methodist Church, 30 Front Street in downtown Youngstown. A celebration of life service will follow at the Chapel of Friendly Bells at 11:00 a.m., with Pastor Alan Wiebe officiating.  

The family requests that material tributes take the form of contributions in Julie's name to Beavertail Lighthouse Museum Association, P. O. Box 83, Jamestown, RI 02835.   

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Cunningham-Becker Funeral Home Poland

270 North Main Street, Poland, OH 44514

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Visitation

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

10:00 - 10:45 am (Eastern time)

Chapel of Friendly Bells at the Trinity United Methodist Church

30 Front Street, Youngstown, OH 44503

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Celebration of Life Service

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Chapel of Friendly Bells at the Trinity United Methodist Church

30 Front Street, Youngstown, OH 44503

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